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  • 41To score a point — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …

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  • 42To strain a point — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …

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  • 43vaccine point — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …

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  • 44Vowel point — Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See {Pungent}, and cf. {Puncto}, {Puncture}.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing… …

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  • 45first point of Capricornus — That point on the ecliptic occupied by the sun at the maximum southerly declination. Sometimes called the December solstice, the first point of Capricornus. The same as the winter solstice, the first point of Libra. The point of the intersection… …

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  • 46first point of Libra — The point of intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator (equinoctial) when the sun is moving from the north to the south direction. It is denoted by the symbol λ. Also called autumnal equinox. See first point of Aries and ecliptic …

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  • 47Aries, first point of — The point of the equinoctial where the sun moving along the ecliptic passes from south to north direction. Also known as the vernal equinox …

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  • 48first point of Aries — The point of intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator (equinoctial) at which the sun is moving from a south to north declination. Also known as the spring equinox or the vernal equinox. It is denoted by the symbol γ. See also… …

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  • 49Equinox — This article is about the astronomical event when the sun is at zenith over the Equator. For other uses, see Equinox (disambiguation). For the same event happening on other planets and setting up a celestial coordinate system, see Equinox… …

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  • 50equinox — i. One of the two points of intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equators, occupied by the sun when its declination is 0°. Also called an equinoctial point. That point occupied on or about March 21, when the sun’s declination changes… …

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  • 51CALENDAR — (Heb. לוּחַ, lu aḥ). The present Jewish calendar is lunisolar, the months being reckoned according to the moon and the years according to the sun. A month is the period of time between one conjunction of the moon with the sun and the next. The… …

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  • 52autumnal equinox — noun 1. September 22 • Syn: ↑September equinox, ↑fall equinox • Ant: ↑vernal equinox • Hypernyms: ↑equinox • Part Holonyms: ↑fall …

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  • 53vernal equinox — noun 1. March 21 • Syn: ↑March equinox, ↑spring equinox • Ant: ↑autumnal equinox • Hypernyms: ↑equinox • Hyponyms: ↑Noruz, ↑ …

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  • 54physical science — physical scientist. 1. any of the natural sciences dealing with inanimate matter or with energy, as physics, chemistry, and astronomy. 2. these sciences collectively. [1835 45] * * * Introduction       the systematic study of the inorganic world …

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  • 55Tropical astrology — is a type of astrology based on a zodiac whose points of reference are the tropics. The word tropic comes from the Greek for turning point, and originally meant the point at which the sun at sunrise and sunset appears to turn, and to move north… …

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  • 56uranology — noun the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole • Syn: ↑astronomy • Derivationally related forms: ↑uranologist, ↑astronomic (for: ↑astronomy), ↑astronomical ( …

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  • 57Pisces — Pis ces, n. pl. [L. piscis a fish.] 1. (Astron.) (a) The twelfth sign of the zodiac, marked [pisces] in almanacs. (b) A zodiacal constellation, including the first point of Aries, which is the vernal equinoctial point; the Fish. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 58day — Sidereal Si*de re*al, a. [L. sidereus, from sidus, sideris, a constellation, a star. Cf. {Sideral}, {Consider}, {Desire}.] 1. Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) Measuring by the apparent… …

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  • 59month — Sidereal Si*de re*al, a. [L. sidereus, from sidus, sideris, a constellation, a star. Cf. {Sideral}, {Consider}, {Desire}.] 1. Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) Measuring by the apparent… …

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  • 60Pegasus — Peg a*sus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount …

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